|Guru Pradosh Vrat|
|Pradosh vrat is observed during the pradosh period on Trayodashi tithi. If Pradosh vrat falls on Thursday, then it is called Guru Pradosh Vrat.|
|Also called||Guru vara Pradosham|
|Dates||14 April 2022|
|28 April 2022|
|08 September 2022|
|Observances||Puja, Fasting, Night-awakening, donations, and prayers|
|Benefits||Brings success, wisdom, good health, and win over enemies|
If Pradosh vrat falls on Thursday then it is called Guru Pradosh Vrat. It is also known as Guru vara Pradosham. Keeping this vrat helps in conquering enemies and leads to success, knowledge, and good health. Guru Pradosh Vrat Katha is as follows;
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According to this legend, once Indra and Vratasura fought each other with their respective forces. The gods defeated the demons and completely destroyed them in battle. Vratasura was very angry after seeing this and he himself came to fight the war.
With his demonic forces, he took a huge form; which no one could imagine and he threatened the gods. The gods feared his apocalypse and went to the shelter of Lord Brihaspati (Jupiter) for fear of being killed. Lord Brihaspati is always the calmest in nature. Brihaspati Ji advised deities to be patient. And he started telling the original story of Vratasura - such as who he is or what he is?
According to Lord Brihaspati, Vritrasura was a great man. He was ascetic and extremely loyal to his work. Vritasura performed penance on the Gandhamadan mountain and pleased Lord Shiva with his penance.
At that time, according to Jupiter, there was a king named Chitraratha. Once Chitrarath boarded his Bahana and headed towards Mount Kailash. On reaching Kailash, he had his eyes on Parvati, who was sitting to the left of Shiva in the same posture. Seeing him sitting on the same pedestal with Shiva, he mocked that "I have heard that, as humans get entangled in the cycle of fascination. It is no ordinary thing to be fascinated by women. But he did Never did, in his court full of people, the king did not make any woman equal to him."
Hearing these things, Lord Shiva smiled and said that his views about the world are different and quite diverse. Shiva said that "he drank poison to save the world. Mata Parvati became angry at him, thus Mata Parvati cursed Chitraratha. Due to this curse, Chitraratha went back to earth as a demon.
Due to the curse of Jagdamba Bhavani, Chitraratha was born into a demon cunt. The Tveshta Rishi performed penance and his best austerity created Vritrasura. Vratasura was a follower of Lord Shiva since childhood. According to Brihaspati Dev, it was not possible to defeat Vritrasura. But if deities perform Guru Pradosh Vrat and pleased Lord Shiva and Parvati. Then they can defeat Vritrasura and claim peace in heaven.
Devraj Indra followed Guru Pradosh Vrat. With the blessings of Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati, he was soon able to defeat Vratasura and peace returned to heaven. Therefore, to get the blessings of Mahadev and Goddess Parvati, every person must perform Pradosh Vrat on Thursday.
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Benefits: Guru Pradosh Vrat helps to win over enemies and brings success, wisdom, and good health.
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